( 4.4 Average / 16 Ratings )
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Nice Bios, but flimsy sata ports, a bit warped out of the box. Ram slots are too close to the CPU to fit a proper cooler, make sure your heatsink brackets will fit before hand. I had to snap off a side of the bracket to be able to fit 2 ram sticks.
The RAM is positioned to the side of the case, right beside the 80mm fans.
I went for this MB due to the X-boost. Which has only worked once. I'm not sure what's gone wrong, I've tried to update the bios but have not been successful. My GPU driver is crashing and restarting a lot which is a pain but I suspect the MB is at fault.
I built my system in January of 2014. At that time this was the only motherboard to feature 6 SATA ports and an on board mSATA port in the mITX form factor. It has served well for almost 2 years now.
Solid and easy POST on multiple cpus. Board runs great.. just the layout issues for cabling. Layout is a bit different from the Gigabyte ITX board i use more often, and I am a fan of Giga's antenna far more than this solution. The main detractor for this board would certainly be the HD audio front panel connector being in the way of a GPU, but this may be the case I built with this having a longer/taller than normal connector on the wires... you can make it work, it's just a bit annoying. Would purchase again.
Good layout, intuitive BIOS, On-Board Wifi works very well and keeps a clean background for all components to sit on. As I said, TX3 was a royal pain but it sits well on it now that it's on. Used AS Rock almost religiously and have only RMA'd 2 boards in 48 builds (H87, H81)
The header for the case sound jack is in the way of GPU 960. That was the only flaw I had